uTorrent

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1167 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.9 build 13910
  • Total Downloads:
    24,566,023
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 26, 2008
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Still not for the faint of heart, this torrent utility is one of the easiest to use. The uTorrent executable adds a directory and some option information to your PC, but it is still small enough to run off an old USB key. The memory footprint for uTorrent is very small, and system resources are barely touched. Our testers found that IP phones were difficult to use with a torrent, but uTorrent's simple button interface makes it easy to pause downloading.

The most difficult aspect of using a torrent client is finding the torrents, but included are both a torrent search bar that links to MiniNova and a handy RSS feed download function. Subscribe to select feeds, and uTorrent automatically downloads files as they publish. Adding, starting, pausing, and listing torrents takes merely a click or two each. A speed guide helps you test your ports and adjust system settings for optimal performance.

Even though uTorrent is now owned by BitTorrent, there haven't been many noticeable drawbacks, if any. Some tried-and-true BitTorrent options are available to uTorrent users, such as Local Peer Discovery and DHT Network. The latest version also includes Teredo and Ipv6 support, and patches a critical security error that has been discovered in all pre-1.8 builds, making this one of the secure torrent clients around. Throw in all the other features, and that should make it the torrent program of choice for novices, intermediate, and advanced users.

 
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  • Current Version

    2.5

    out of 2 votes

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    • 4 star 1
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    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 1167 votes

    • 5 star 613
    • 4 star 303
    • 3 star 82
    • 2 star 37
    • 1 star 132
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4 stars

"Great program but still just one step behind BitTorrent"

February 03, 2009  |  By klamklown

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.9 build 13910

Pros

-clean look
-easy to use, not crowded interface
-great for those who have not yet used BitTorrent

Cons

-still has bugs needing to be worked out
-not as fast as BitTorrent
-not as upgraded as BitTorrent

Summary

Great product in all, but does not yet hold the crown over BitTorrent. Both have same clean look, but Utorrent has some bugs needing to be fixed, and isnt as up to date as rival BitTorrent. STill blows Bitcomet out of the water in my opinion, overall great for those newbies to the torrent downloading world.

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1 stars

"This a beta release; 1 star for that reason only."

January 20, 2009  |  By ultimately_myself

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.9 build 13910

Pros

Supports uTP to circumvent ISP bandwidth throttling.

Cons

ver 1.9, build 13910 is still in beta; it's somewhat buggy and not intended for general use.

Summary

Sorry about the '1 star'; it's not meant to comment on the software, but rather to draw attention to the fact that this is not a stable (final) release of this version.
Don't understand why this ver is on Download.com, but not marked as a beta.
And with the appearance of this beta here, the stable ver is no longer available on this website (but readily available at utorrent.com and elsewhere.
As of this writing, the stable release is ver 1.8.1.12639 .

Updated on Jan 22, 2009

When I submitted my review 2 days ago, the Download.com editors' review was not yet associated with this version. Now that their review is here, I believe, to the best of my recollection, that it is the same review they had put up for the stable ver (1.8) of uTorrent that was previously available here. So, this review still does not point out that ver 1.9 is a beta release only.

Hey, I appreciate the work done here to help sort out all the software available, but would like to see the editors change a couple things:
1) date the editors' reviews and state which ver it applies to.
2) reset the "downloads" and "votes" counters when a new version is put up; the numbers currently indicated are too high to refer just to this recently added beta version.

Again, this is not so much a complaint as an attempt to add helpful feedback.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.9 build 13910
  • Fix: never 'upload_only' in superseeding mode.
  • Fix: total download byte counters.
General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date December 26, 2008
Date Added December 26, 2008
Version 1.9 build 13910
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 1.61MB
File Name uTorrent.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 24,566,023
Downloads Last Week 50,386
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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